Former teen mom...
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|Sat, 08-15-2009 - 7:01pm|
Hi. Just popping in out of boredom tonight really. :-) I use to come to this board more frequently several years ago.
I was 17 when I got pregnant with my first son, he was born the month after I turned 18 (and the first week of my senior year). 19 months later, his younger brother was born. I have since had 2 more kids. Right now the kids are 16, 15, 7, and 6. My older two boys dad is not in their life at all and hasn't been in many years.
I do remember one of my pet peeves being a teen mom. The three questions:
1. Are they your kids?
2. How old are you?
3. Do they have the same dad? (This one really got me PO'd)
I will say being a teen mom then being an 'average age' mom I do see that I am treated differently. I felt I got 'worse' treatment from doctors, daycares, and basically a lot of different places. It's like they thought since I was a teen mom I didn't have a voice or didn't know what I was doing. With my younger two, whenever I speak to a teacher, etc, you can bet they listen up. It's a shame it is like that, but is a little thing I notice.
Best of luck to all of you. It's all about making the right decisions for you and you child. I have a great family but I didn't want to rely on them forever. My ex-hubby (the older kids father) didn't work out. I saw it coming for a while. I decided to join the military (married, 2 kids, waiver required) and made a better life for ourself. I am still in the military. Only 5 more years to go to retirement! :-)